New Zealand

New Zealand

The International Passenger Survey (IPS) was suspended on 16 March 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic until the start of 2021. The ONS have made every effort to produce high-quality estimates for the periods when IPS data is not being collected but have not been able to produce a full set of results. See the 2020 inbound page for more information.

The 2021 data is ‘incomplete’ as Eurotunnel data was unavailable for Q1 to Q3 but modelled for Q4. In addition, interviewing at Dover restarted from Q3 2021 and pseudo records for the Irish land border were also removed in 2021. More info can be found on the 2021 inbound page.

For 2022, Eurotunnel data was modelled for the first half of the year and the latest data can be found on the monthly and quarterly pages. Interviewing at Eurostar was not affected by Covid-19 restrictions in 2021 or the first half of 2022. The ONS restarted IPS interviews at all ports from July 2022.

Due to the above, the latest full year IPS data below is from 2019.

Global context

Measure2019
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)4.3
Global rank for international tourism expenditure49
Number of outbound visits (m)3.8
Most visited destinationAustralia
Most visited destination in Western EuropeUnited Kingdom

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2021
Population (m)5.1
GDP per capita PPP (US$)40,489
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)3.2
Annual GDP growth (%)5.0

Inbound visits to Britain from New Zealand

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Access to Britain from New Zealand

Measure2019
Weekly departing seats to gateway cities which have routes to the UK59,382
Main gateway hubs en-route from New Zealand to the UKSoutheast Asia, Northeast Asia, the Middle East, North America and Australia
Countries with connecting flights to the UK from New Zealand16
  • New Zealand has a complex aviation market. With extensive outbound seat capacity, New Zealand travellers have a diverse range of options for travelling to the UK, with connecting flights via aviation hubs in Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, the Middle East, North America and Australia to gateway cities across the UK, including London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Cardiff
  • The current reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for New Zealand is £84